Experience the taste of tiramisu in a spectacular, creamy cheesecake. Mamma mia!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
4 hrs 45 mins
total:
5 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 (75 g) pieces
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 325 degrees F.

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  • Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Spread half the wafers onto bottom of pan. Add 2 tsp. coffee granules to 2 Tbsp. hot water; stir until dissolved. Brush half onto wafers in pan; reserve remaining dissolved coffee for later use.

  • Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Remove 3-1/2 cups batter; place in medium bowl. Dissolve remaining coffee granules in remaining hot water. Stir into removed batter; pour over wafers in pan. Top with remaining wafers; brush with remaining dissolved coffee. Cover with remaining plain batter.

  • Bake 45 min. or until centre is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours. Use foil handles to lift cheesecake from pan. Top with Cool Whip and cocoa powder just before serving.

How to Bake Cheesecake in Springform Pan:

Prepare and bake cheesecake as directed, substituting a 9-inch springform pan for the 13x9-inch pan and increasing the baking time to 1 hour or until centre of cheesecake is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours. Top with Cool Whip and cocoa powder just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

271 calories; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 18.4g; fat 20.3g; cholesterol 81.6mg; sodium 190.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2011
Very easy to do! I made it directly in a 9 x 13 glass dish sprayed with Pam - served out of the dish fine. Not a stron coffee flavor at all. Hardly any for that fact. The overall favor was more vanilla-like - mostly took on the vanilla wafer favor. Everyone at work raved and ate he whole thing. Very good and would make it again!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/20/2012
While the cheesecake was easy to make and set well my family and I thought the flavor and texture were pretty off. The two layers of Vanilla Wafers made it less cheesecake-like than I had hoped. Overall I would not make this recipe again. Read More
(5)
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2011
Very easy to do! I made it directly in a 9 x 13 glass dish sprayed with Pam - served out of the dish fine. Not a stron coffee flavor at all. Hardly any for that fact. The overall favor was more vanilla-like - mostly took on the vanilla wafer favor. Everyone at work raved and ate he whole thing. Very good and would make it again!! Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2011
This recipe is definetly a keeper!! I have made it several times in a spring form pan. For the crust I used 3+ cups of nilla waffers, 1 cup of butter, and 1/4 cup of sugar.....I bake it at 325 for 1 hour and 10 minutes and then let it sit in the oven for another hour!! "This is the best cheesecake that I have EVER had!!", has been said to me more than once when sharing this cheesecake with family and friends!! Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2011
I don't even like tiramisu but I did like this cheesecake and so did my famliy. I made half a recipe and used 50 mini vanilla wafers (25 for each layer). I used light cream cheese and light sour cream. I baked it in an 8-inch square pan for 39 minutes. I would make it again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2011
This is a good recipe and it is pretty simple. I used brewed coffee rather than instant and I made my own whipped cream using heavy cream powdered sugar Kahlua and coffee. The baking time was a little longer than expected but all in all it was great. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2011
i love and use this recipe all the time. It is so easy and delicious. If you don't have instant coffee you can just use strong regular coffee. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2011
This is my go to dessert recipe! Sooo good!! People always ask that I make it and I never have leftovers. I sprinkle chocolate shavings on the top with the cocoa powder to dress it up a bit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2011
This is so good! I made it for my grandparents 60th anniversary party and it was a major hit! The only thing I changed was adding twice the amount of instant coffee. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2011
My sister-in-law made exactly the same one. It was delicious. I'm going to make this tiramisu cheesecake for Christmas! I bet its gonna be D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S.! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2014
WOW delicious! As others did I halved the recipe and used an 8 x 8 pan. I used a glass Pyrex and just greased with shortening. It served fine. Didn't bother with the foil lining. I baked at 325 F for 40 minutes. I didn't fuss with the instant coffee. I just made a strong coffee in my French press. I used some coffee to brush on the wafers and used a tablespoon of coffee in the bottom layer batter. I also added 1/4 teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa to the bottom layer batter to give it a richer color. I used Neufchatel cheese light sour cream and light whipped topping. Didn't matter it was DELICOUS. It's a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/20/2012
While the cheesecake was easy to make and set well my family and I thought the flavor and texture were pretty off. The two layers of Vanilla Wafers made it less cheesecake-like than I had hoped. Overall I would not make this recipe again. Read More
(5)
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